•National level emergency response exercise sponsored by the National Guard and North American Command (NORTHCOM).
• Will run concurrently with the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management’s annual Earth, Wind and Fire Exercise.
• Vigilant Guard provides an opportunity for local, state, and federal agencies to improve emergency response capabilities in a simulated emergency disaster exercise.
• Vigilant Guard was established as an annual exercise for the National Guard and local, state, and federal emergency agencies to coordinate and practice emergency response techniques.
What is the goal?
• To provide the most realistic training to emergency responders and improve National Guard support to civilian agencies during a catastrophe.
• To improve cooperation between civilian agencies and the Oklahoma National Guard and improve our collective ability to respond to natural and man-made disasters.